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Relocating to Dar (Dar es Salaam)

Hello All,

Thanks for sharing all your wonderful insights on this forum, It really helps all of us get lots of information and different perspectives of life in Tanzania.
I am planning to relocate from the US to Dar es Salaam in September/October Protected content my wife and two boys (5 year old and seven month old). I am trying to do some research regarding whether we should bring our furniture and stuff to Dar or is it better to buy locally. I am trying to figure out what the process is to bring your stuff into the country. Do you have to pay any duty/tariff to import your household furniture? Has anyone used an international mover to move their stuff from the US? If so, how expensive is it?
The second question is around schooling for my 5 year old. I know the International School of Tanganyika (IST) is very good, what are the other good international schools offering the IB program?
I appreciate and thank everyone for their input in advance.



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